Venezuela's National Assembly passes amnesty bill

Mr Lopez's wife, Lilian Tintori, welcomed the passing of the bill, saying it was "felt in all of Venezuela, like a fireworks rocket going off in Caracas, full of emotion, freedom and strength." "Today, with this amnesty law, we're taking a major step towards the rescue of democracy and liberty," she said. "We're going to free not just the political prisoners but the whole of Venezuela," she added.